That Affair at Finchley

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That Affair at Finchley is a comic sketch in one act by J. Stirling Coyne (1803-1868)[1] .

The original text

Published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in 1861

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

c.1861-1864: One of the plays performed by the Port Elizabeth Dramatic Club and collaborators during these, its active years.

1863: Performed in Port Elizabeth by the newly founded P.E. Dramatic Club and with the help om members of the old Howard and Cooper Company in the early part of the year, as a benefit for Mrs Cooper, Still Waters Run Deep (Taylor) and a new ballet devised by Mrs Cooper called Our Volunteers, with scenery built and painted by R.S. Cooper.


Facsimile version of the 1861 published text, Google Play[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.296-8

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